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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎80v] (160/635)

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The record is made up of 1 file (314 folios). It was created in 18 Jul 1935-8 Jun 1935. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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and shall bind over such of the proper witnesses as are British
subjects in their own recognisances to appear and give evidence
on the trial.
18. —(i) The political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. may from time to time, subject
to the direction^of the Governor-General e£-I-fl 4 k»"in Council,
by general order under his hand and seal, prescribe the manner
in which, and the places at which, sentences passed by the
Court are to be carried into execution in Qatar, and may appoint
any building or place specified in the order to be a prison for
the purposes of this Order, and such persons as he thinks fit
to be gaolers, keepers or officers of any such prison.
(2) If at the place at which any Court is held there is no
place or building appointed as a prison in accordance with the
preceding sub-Article of this Article, it shall be lawful for any
Court, by order or warrant under the seal of the Court, tem
porarily and for the purposes of any particular case or cases,
to appoint any place or building specified in the order to be a
prison for the purposes of this Order, and such persons as the
Court thinks fit to be keepers in such prison.
(3) A warrant under the seal of the Court shall be sufficient
authority to the person or persons to whom it is directed to
deliver and detain the person named therein according to the
warrant at any prison appointed in accordance with the pre
ceding sub-Articles of this Article.
19 . — (1) Without prejudice to the provisions of Article 20 of
this Order, the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. may, by warrant under his-
hand and seal, order any person convicted by the Court and
sentenced to imprisonment, to be sent to and detained at any
prison in Qatar specified therein. Such prison may be a place
appointed in accordance with the provisions of sub-Article (1)
of Article 18, or a place appointed temporarily and for the
purpose of the particular case.
(2) The warrant of the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. shall be sufficient
authority to any person to whom it is directed to carry and
deliver up the person therein named and to receive and detain
him at the prison named, according to the warrant.
(3) In any case where a person sentenced to imprisonment
for a term exceeding one month is detained in a prison tem
porarily appointed in accordance with the provisions of sub-
Article (2) of Article 18, the Court by which the sentence was
awarded shall report the case and the circumstances thereof
to the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. for his directions.
(4) Without prejudice to the provisions of Article 20, the
Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. upon the receipt of such report, may make an
order under sub-Article (1) of this Article, or may direct that the
sentence shall continue to be served at the place where the
prisoner is at present detained.

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Correspondence, minute papers, and notes relating to the issue of The Qatar Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). , 1939. The correspondence is mostly between officials at the Foreign Office, India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. , Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , and the Government of India, Foreign and Political Department (later, External Affairs). The papers concern the discussion of the need for the order, its drafting, issue, and distribution, as well as its revision in 1939.

Correspondence with the Shaikh of Qatar, Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani [Shaikh ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī], is also included and mostly relates to his wish for assurance of his jurisdiction over Muslim foreigners.

A copy of the order is found on folios 138-153. A copy of the Kuwait Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). is also included, for reference purposes (folios 271-86).

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1 file (314 folios)
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The file is arranged in chronological order from the back to the front.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 317; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. Two additional foliation sequences are also present in parallel between ff 2-103 and ff 104-316. These are also both written in pencil and located in the top right corner of each folio. The former have been circled and crossed out, the latter have not been circled.

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